DeepTech & AI is Americas
Its score for the Government Pillar is the second highest in the world after Singapore, and reflects a strong set of policies and initiatives aimed at fostering the development and deployment of AI.
The USA has the world’s highest score in the Technology Sector Pillar, and the highest score for the size dimension.
The USA scores well across the Data and Infrastructure Pillar. It has the third-highest number of cities where 5G is available of any country in the world, illustrating its investment in advanced technology infrastructure.
Focus: The strategy aims to foster innovation in the private sector as well as encourage the adoption of AI in government.
1. Investing in AI Research and Development (R&D)
The initiative focuses on maintaining our Nation’s strong, long-term emphasis on high-reward, fundamental R&D in AI by directing Federal agencies to prioritize AI investments in their R&D missions. These investments will strengthen and leverage America’s R&D ecosystem of industry, academia, and government, and prioritize Federal AI spending on cutting-edge ideas.
2. Unleashing AI Resources
The initiative directs agencies to make Federal data, models, and computing resources more available to America’s AI R&D experts, researchers, and industries to foster public trust and increase the value of these resources to AI R&D experts, while maintaining the safety, security, civil liberties, privacy, and confidentiality protections.
3. Setting AI Governance Standards
As part of the American AI Initiative, Federal agencies will foster public trust in AI systems by establishing guidance for AI development and use across different types of technology and industrial sectors.
4. Building the AI Workforce
To prepare our workforce with the skills needed to adapt and thrive in this new age of AI, the American AI Initiative calls for agencies to prioritize fellowship and training programs to help American workers gain AI-relevant skills through apprenticeships, skills programs, fellowships, and education in computer science and other growing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.
5. International Engagement and Protecting our AI Advantage
The US is committed to promoting an international environment that supports AI R&D and opens markets for American AI industries while also ensuring that the technology is developed in a manner consistent with our Nation’s values and interests.